Hospital visitor restrictions, casinos closing part of coronavirus prevention

Saskatchewan’s chief medical health officer announced further preventive measures on Monday amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Saskatchewan government said while concern over the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to rise, the risk remains low but is increasing.

Visits to long-term care homes, hospitals, personal care homes and group homes have been restricted to essential visitors only by order of Dr. Saqib Shahab, the province’s chief medical health officer.

Immediate family visiting during compassionate reasons is considered essential visitors, officials said.


The government said all faith-based organizations are no longer exempt from the public gathering restrictions of no public gatherings over 250 people in any one room.

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